Universal Pre-K- Kensington

Children use their imaginations to transform the indoor jungle gym into whatever they please, whether it be a make-believe house or a spaceship. In this environment, imagination is encouraged, and children are able to further improve their motor and socialization skills. Our cozy book corner provides a quiet space for reading and one-on-one time with one of our trained staff members. Our daycare facilities are also equipped with a variety of manipulative toys that help develop fine motor and cognitive skills. The block area encourages constructive play, and introduces children to mathematic and scientific concepts. Our art materials and easel are always available for creative and messy play. Our costume area is well-stocked with capes, skirts, hats and shoes where children can partake in dramatic reenactments of their favorite stories, or can simply enjoy playing ‘dress-up.’


UPK Teachers:

Christina Melay / Site Director / Lead Teacher of UPK

Christina Melay is the UPK teacher at Honeydew Drop on Church Avenue. She has been working in the Early Childhood field since 2006. She has previous 5 years of experience with teaching Universal Pre-K Programs. She has a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialty in Art and she plans to obtain her PhD in the field.

Julian Cruz /  Assistant teacher

Julian started Honeydew since September 2010 Julian is a NYS certified EMT-B and a self-taught musician. He has been working with children of all ages for over 12 years. He likes to watch the children grow and progress. Julian has been studying to be a trainer for Child in Mind, the training arm of Honeydew. He has learned patience and exposure to other parenting styles and philosophies. Outside of Honeydew Julian spends time with his wife, dog and new baby.

Universal Pre-K- Kensington
1113 Church Ave Brooklyn, NY 11218
Over 4 years old by December of Previous Year
Monday to Friday, 8:40am to 3pm

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